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Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Joel David, Dennis Lee, Norman Wang, Jessica Hagedorn, John Glines, Peter Morris, Dr. Stephen Kritsick, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, Chrisanne Eastwood.

Summary: Greg Watt and Katherine Linton host this episode, opening with a segment on gay Asians in cinema, including commentary from Joel David, Norman Wang and Jessica Hagedorn, as well as clips from The Wedding Banquet, Farewell My Concubine and M. Butterfly. The Theater Spotlight segment features John Glines and Peter Morris, with clips from the plays, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Whoop-De-Doo. The AIDS profile segment is about veterinarian Dr. Stephen Kritsick, followed by a Musical profile about Me'Shell N'degéOcello. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is titled "Lesbian Chic." The show concludes with the music video for "Queen's English" by Jose and Luis.

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Garrett Glaser.  Featured guests: Mimi Bowling, Molly McGarry, Martin Duberman, Joan Nestle, Lee Grant, Pete Seeger, Serkan Altan, Meg Satterthwaite, Mark Unger, Stockard Channing, John Loprieno, Judy Nelson, Dave Lohse, Rick Peterson, Bruce Hayes, Rene Oldrich, Jack Hilovsky, Bruce Gallard-Grant, John Breckenridge, Lisa Meyer, Gary Riese, David Fazio, Collette Francel, Kate Bornstein, Charles Busch, Bill T. Jones, the Flirtations, Petula Clark, Ian McKellen, Kate Clinton, Sandra Bernhard, Suzy Berger, Bob Smith, Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, Ellen Carton, Lidell Jackson, Sue Hyde, Reverend Zachary Jones, Tim McFeeley, Joy Tomchin, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Krishna Stone, Jeanne Manford, Masaki Shiomi, Hunter Reynolds, David Marshall Grant, Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers.

Summary: The second season concludes with an episode devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The hosts introduce the episode with a discussion about pre- and post-Stonewall life for gays and lesbians. The first segment is about the New York Public Library's "Becoming Visible" exhibit, and features clips from the documentary, Before Stonewall. Brief spotlights on important moments in LGBT history occur throughout the episode. One segment discusses LGBT issues in Turkey. The Gay Games IV segment includes sports footage and interviews, along with performances and art from the Gay Games IV Cultural Festival. Notable LGBT figures profiled in this episode include Martina Navratilova, Harvey Fierstein and Audre Lorde. The theater spotlight features Ian McKellen in A Knight Out, followed by stand-up comedy routines. Many LGBT activists are interviewed in a segment focusing on the growth of gay and lesbian organizations. A segment on activism in the face of AIDS features the AIDS Memorial Dress, a performance clip from the play, The Normal Heart, and the 10th annual AIDS Candlelight March with a memorial service and burial. This is followed by speeches from Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Stonewall veterans and Liza Minnelli.

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52:30 - 54:03: Liza Minnelli with the Women of the St. Cecilia Chorus, the New York Gay Mens Chorus, the Newark Boys Choir and Singers Forum, "The Day After That."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Bill Britt, Cathay Che.  Featured guests: Sid Sheinberg, Richard Jennings, Kirby Tepper, Elton John, Allan Bérubé, Vernon Berg, Michelle Benecke, Bill T. Jones, Linda Villarosa, Urvashi Vaid, Ann Northrop, Charles Flowers, Phillip Sherman, Tony Kushner, Ann Bannon, Barbara Hammer, Jim Fouratt, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, B.D. Wong, George C. Wolfe, Maria Maggenti, Amber Hollibaugh, Risa Denenberg, Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Arthur Dong, Stewart Wallace, Michael Korie, Robert Orth.

Summary: The first segment looks at how Hollywood studios discuss sexual orientation in the workplace. LGBT war veterans are featured in a segment about gays in the military, while the Veterans of AIDS segment includes an interview with and performance by choreographer Bill T. Jones, plus a tribute to author Paul Monette. The Outwrite conference, a meeting of gay authors in Boston, is spotlighted, and the episode also includes a profile of Audre Lorde. Chay Yew's play, A Language of Their Own, is the focus of the theater spotlight. Maria Maggenti provides the episode celebrity ID. A segment about women with HIV follows, and the L.A. Women's Night segment is about a fundraiser honoring famous lesbians. The episode presents excerpts from the documentaries, Tuesday Night, about a group meeting of parents of AIDS patients, and Coming Out Under Fire, about gay veterans. Next is the segment Harvey Milk, which features a profile of the politician, Hetrick-Martin students remembering him, and a look at an opera about his life. A tribute to Michael Callen concludes the program.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dan Butler, Gene Ulrich, Maria Maggenti, Denys Arcand, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Armistead Maupin, Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Patrick Stewart.

Summary: The final episode of the third season opens with a historical retrospective about the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Parade, the first pride parade in New York City. Segments about gay life in San Francisco and Milwaukee cover theater and sports in those cities. The next segment is a profile of Dan Butler, followed by coverage of the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. A look at San Francisco politics profiles Harvey Milk and other gay supervisors, and Missouri mayor Gene Ulrich is the subject of another profile. Suzanne Westenhoefer talks about small town life in Columbus, Ohio. Looks at AIDS activism feature San Francisco's California AIDS ride and the South Vermont AIDS project. Filmmaker Marlon Riggs and writer Paul Rudnick are spotlighted in the next segment. The Stapes High School Gay/Straight Alliance in Connecticut is profiled, and Patrick Stewart provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondent: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: Marga Gomez, Barney Frank, Susan Miller, Michael Kearns, Gene Ulrich.

Summary: The first segment is about gay rights and issues used in presidential campaigns and elections, and the second segment focuses on the viability of gay candidates for political office. The theater spotlight segment is on Marga Gomez and her show, A Line around the Block. The In the Press segment features a look at gay journalists coming out. Kate Clinton interviews U.S. Representative Barney Frank. The next segment spotlights the Mautner project, which provides aid to lesbians with breast cancer, followed by a segment focusing on Susan Miller and Michael Kearns using theater to promote awareness of breast cancer and AIDS. There is also a rebroadcast of the segment about Gene Ulrich, the gay mayor of Bunceton, MO first seen in episode 404. Marga Gomez provides the episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: John Schlesinger, Rick McKay, Johnny Symons, Barbara Anderson, Brad Newcombe.

Summary: The final episode of the fourth season focuses on gay documentary cinema. Films profiled include It's Elementary, Both of My Moms' Names are Judy, All God's Children and Lifetime Surviving AIDS. The episode also spotlights openly gay directors John Schlesinger and Rick McKay. A showcase of the winners of In the Life's short film and video festival includes No Regrets and Johnny Symon's Shaving the Castro. Clips from previous episodes are re-aired, covering activism in Cuba, the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) conference, Ciprian Cucu, and gay Native Americans in modern and pre-Columbian times. A profile of the movie, Stonewall, includes interviews with the cast and crew. Patrick Swayze provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: Hal German, C.D. Ignacio, Janet Baus, John Catania, Amy Harrison. Featured guests: John Corigliano, Michelle Lopez.

Summary: The first segment, The State of AIDS, focuses on the examination of protease inhibitors, and the second segment is John Corigliano: Of Rage and Remembrance. This episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles AIDS activist Michelle Lopez, while the theater spotlight focuses on AIDS on stage with the casts of Rent, When Pigs Fly and Cowgirls. The next segment focuses on transgender community issues, followed by coverage of the 1996 International Gay & Lesbian Rodeo. The organization, Pet Owners With AIDS Resource Service (POWARS), is also profiled. Quentin Crisp provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

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Interview with Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg [unedited]


Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guest: Joi Cardwell.

Summary: The first segment covers the ACOSIDA AIDS clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, followed by a profile of lesbian dance club diva Joi Cardwell. The art spotlight is about a gay Jewish renaissance in music, film and theater, while the film spotlight is about the documentary, Family Name. The next segment is about the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in children and adolescents, followed by a segment about the impact of internet resources and websites for the LGBT community. The Audre Lorde Project is also profiled in this episode.

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15:22 - 16:00: Joi Cardwell, "Run to You."
17:18 - 18:30: Joi Cardwell, "Soul to Bare."
27:46: Clip from Family Name (1997).
28:06: Clip from Family Name.
28:11: Clip from Family Name.
31:36: Clip from Ma Vie en rose (1997).

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Paris Barclay, Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, Everett Quinton, Sir Ian McKellen.

Summary: The episode begins with a spotlight on hate crimes and the Matthew Shepard murder. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles television director Paris Barclay. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, and Everett Quinton. A medical segment covers breakthroughs in lesbian health care, and the next segment focuses on innovative AIDS fundraising approaches. The next segment is about James Whale and the film, Gods and Monsters. The episode also features a recap of Gay Games V in Amsterdam. Ian McKellen provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Pamela Sneed, Quentin Crisp, Kate Clinton, Tammy Baldwin.

Summary: The show opens with a segment focusing on the increase of AIDS in the African American community, followed by the Out Actors Speak Out segment with Pamela Sneed, Quentin Crisp and Kate Clinton. The next segment examines bisexuality, and a segment about transgendered musicians follows. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and the theater spotlight is about the play, Stop Kiss. The final segment covers Irish, Indian and Filipino gay cultural organizations. Quentin Crisp provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, Lea DeLaria.

Summary: The first segment is about sex in the age of AIDS, and the second segment is a profile of Dr. Kate O'Hanlan. The theater spotlight is about Oscar Wilde and Lea DeLaria, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The next segment covers a gay German history exhibit. The In the Line of Fire segment looks at the Promise Keepers organization, with footage of and reactions to their rally in Washington, DC. The spotlight on TV covers Ellen's coming out episode, while the next segment examines the media's coverage of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The episode also features tributes to Tom Stoddard and Allen Ginsberg.

Featured guests: Mathilde Krim, Phill Wilson.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the web-based AIDS/HIV prevention campaign, "HIV Is Still a Big Deal." Next is an update on Taylor v. Rice, a suit against the Department of State for employment discrimination in the Foreign Service that spurred the lifting of its ban on hiring HIV-positive officers, first covered in episode 1612. The A conversation with… segment features Dr. Mathilde Krim and Phill Wilson discussing the fight against AIDS and the current state of the epidemic.

Interview with journalist and activist Ann Northrop for the "Body Positive" segment of Episode 1209, "The Body Politic."

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Interview with ACT UP AIDS activist Mark Milano for the "Body Positive" segment of Episode 1209, "The Body Politic."

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